Definition - What does Gas Pipeline mean?
A Gas Pipeline is a pipe used to transport gas from gas wells to the processing units and then to a distribution system. Natural gas is directly delivered to homes or businesses through a broad network of Gas Pipelines. The Gas Pipelines are not only used to transport the gas in the local areas but also across international borders, as they are very useful to the countries that produce gas for export to other countries.
Petropedia explains Gas Pipeline
A Gas Pipeline is the most effective means of transporting gas locally or over long distances. The gas is required to be transported over long distances from the production site to the places where it is used. Gas Pipelines are used throughout the gas system, from the location of production where gas is collected to the point where it is used in houses or businesses. The pipelines have three different forms and each of them serves a different purpose within its network.
- Pipelines with small diameters are used to transport the gas at low pressure from the wells to the processing units.
- Interstate, intrastate and international transmission pipelines are used to transport the gas with high-pressure from the processing units to the areas they are required to be transported. When gas is transported through these long pipelines, it is required to be passed through pumping stations to maintain the high pressure.
- Distribution pipelines are used to transport the gas through smaller pipes to the users.